The South African Sports Medicine Association (SASMA) is a multi-disciplinary organisation of clinicians whose members are dedicated to education, research, collaboration and fellowship within the field of sports medicine.

SASMA is South Africa’s official International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS) affiliated sports medicine organisation and, as such, tasked with overseeing the administration of sports medicine in the region.

Central to SASMA’s ambition to uphold a high standard of clinical sports medicine practice in South Africa, is the certification of medical and paramedical professionals to ensure that clinicians offering their services to sports teams, sports persons and exercising individuals are suitably qualified and experienced in the field of sport and exercise medicine.

The SASMA accreditation is deliberately exclusive but not restrictive and aims to recognise individuals and practices that are significantly involved in the practice and advancement of sports medicine as opposed to those who are “just interested”. By nature of their training and experience, these clinicians should be ideally suited to provide comprehensive medical care for athletes, sports teams, or active individuals who are simply looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Those who fall short of the accreditation criteria are encouraged to participate in SASMA and other sports medicine educational meetings to develop greater experience and a stronger involvement in sports medicine.

Professionals who wish to be acknowledged for their experience and work in the field of sports medicine and receive the appropriate certification are required to complete the following application form. You will then be entered onto the SASMA database.

To apply for accreditation, follow these steps

1. Download Accreditation form and complete as instructed
2. Pay the appropriate Accreditation Fee.
3. Ensure that you are a registered SASMA Member.
4. Submit completed form and proof of payment to Linda on


Approval as an individual accredited by the South African Sports Medicine Association and recognised as qualified and experienced in the field of sports medicine will be confirmed by the issuing of a certificate to be renewed every 3 years using the following parameters:

Associate Sports Medicine Professional

Required Score: 15 – 24 Points

Sports Medicine Professional in Training

Required Score: 10 – 15 Points

Fully Accredited Professional

Required Score: >25 Points

SASMA Accreditation


Once Off

  • Certificate

  • Active marketing of the SASMA accredited

  • Listing as accredited member on the SASMA website

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Appropriate professional registration, medical indemnity insurance & SASMA/FIMS membership are prerequisites.

Certification of practices, partnerships and associations as Sports Medicine Units accredited by SASMA will be on the following basis:

  • At least 50% of the partners or associates are Fully Accredited SASMA professionals
  • At least 50% of professional employees are Associate or Fully Accredited.
  • At least 25% of professional employees are Sports Medicine Professionals in Training
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